ムラタ キヨシ   Kiyoshi Murata
  村田 潔
   所属   明治大学  商学部
   職種   専任教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2014/06
形態種別 国際会議議事録
査読 査読有り
標題 Privacy after Death
執筆形態 共著(筆頭者)
掲載誌名 Proceedings of ETHICOMP 2014
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 pp.1-9
著者・共著者 Kiyoshi Murata and Yohko Orito
概要 This study attempts to examine the (un)necessity, (un)importance and (im)possibility of conceptualising the right to privacy of the deceased and its implication for people living in the age of digital immortality or e-mmortality. Legally, the dead almost universally have little, if any, right of privacy. However, if many people regard the importance of protecting privacy and/or personal data of deceased people as quite natural, and if the protection of decedents' privacy promotes human welfare, privacy after death is worth considering. Because people's views of life and death and thus of rights of the dead is inevitably affected, especially, by religious and cultural elements, this study is conducted with taking into account the Japanese religious and cultural environment. The outcomes of theoretical considerations, literature research and a questionnaire survey conducted in this study seem to show that in Japan there are social expectations that the right to privacy of the deceased should be established and the protection of it has a significant meaning not only for the dignity of the dead but for the happiness of the living.